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Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"President trump's decision to commute the sentence of political confidante Roger stone is drawing sharp criticism from Democrats and pointed comments from the special counsel who oversaw his prosecution Roger stone was treated horribly Roger stone recruited very unfairly that's president trump speaking to reporters at the White House Saturday but in an op ed in The Washington Post former special counsel Robert Muller recounted how during the twenty sixteen campaign stone communicated with people known to be Russian intelligence officers who had stolen democratic emails house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff tells ABC's this week this effort to get and use foreign assistance is what Roger stone had information on and he lied to cover up to protect the president Muller says stone committed federal crimes and rightly remains a convicted felon Ben Thomas Washington
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence and claims he was "unfairly treated"
"Roger Stone expressed relief as he spoke to reporters outside his home in Florida last night, saying he would have been a risk for the Corona virus if sent to prison. Stone had been expected to report to a federal prison in Georgia next week following his conviction stemming from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump has commuted stones 40 months sentence. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports of Democrats are denouncing the move as another intervention in the country's justice system. Democratsview clemency for Stone as an affront to the rule of law. Adam Schiff is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he says Don't lie to Congress and obstructed this investigation in order to protect Trump. Who is now commuting stone sentence shift, described this action is one of Trump's most offensive ones against the rule of law and justice. And he says that there are two systems of justice under Trump won for Trump's friends and one for
White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia
"The white. House is still trying to grapple with reports that Russia paid bounties to taliban-linked militants to kill U, S and coalition forces in Afghanistan and that the president was told about the plot months ago tonight. The Washington Post says trump has no plans for an immediate response because he quote does not believe the reports. Reports are true or actionable. According to two senior administration officials this morning on social media, trump again dismissed the issue calling it quote just another made up by fake news tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party just another hoax hours later, the praise the president made his first public comments about the Intel echoing his administration's lied about not having been briefed because the information had not been verified. We never heard about it because intelligence never found it to be. Of the of that a level where it would rise to that I'm sure I don't see many things that they don't think rose to the occasion. This didn't rise to the occasion and from what I hear. And I hear it pretty good. The intelligence people didn't even many of them didn't believe it happened at all. I think it's a hoax. I think it's a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats. This was something that never got presented to me and they know that never got presented because it didn't rise to that level. Trump's national security advisor and press secretary offered reports. The slightly different take on why trump wasn't informed about. The Intel appeared to focus on one unnamed Diana staffer. The person decided. Early on whether the president should be briefed on this in the Oval in the oval tells briefing was his career senior career civil servant. Officer I and she made that decision because she didn't have confidence in the intelligence that came up and we had this. Ron Telling we started an interagency process to look at options so that if the if the intelligence turned out to be verified, if it could be corroborated, then we'd have options to go to the president with it was a career. CIA officer with more than thirty years a tenure who made the decision not to brief up in the national security adviser agreed with that decision. That was the right decision to make at this moment as I speak to you, it is still unverified. Today the Senate intelligence. Committee became the latest group of lawmakers to get a briefing on the from the administration on the bounty plot. A new report in politico says quote. Top White House officials confirmed lawmakers this week that the Russian bounty intelligence was included in trump's dealing written brief in late February Capitol Hill. Sources say even though it had not been briefed to the president orally by that point, the article does not. Not Specify which lawmakers received this information. The gang of eight members of Congress who the administration usually keeps in the loop on critical national security matters are still hoping to get their own briefing from the director of the CIA the Director of the National Director of National Intelligence and the head of the National Security Agency that meeting had been scheduled to take place today, but this morning it was postponed until tomorrow.
Trump denies knowing about allegations of Russian bounties
"Madeleine brand. It is the age old Washington question. What did the president know? And when did he know it? Theus Associated Press reports The White House knew more than a year ago that Russia offered bounties to Taliban link forces to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan. And The New York Times first reported yesterday that President Trump received a written briefing in late February on the matter, say Director Gina Hospital and director of National Intelligence. John Radcliffe criticized leaks to the media. But they didn't address the facts in the stories. President Trump says he never heard about it and claims it could be a hoax. Republican lawmakers went to the White House for a briefing yesterday. And today, Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney did not mince words. I want to be absolutely clear that America's adversaries should know and they should have no doubt. That any targeting of U. S forces by Russians by anyone else will face a very swift and deadly response. Democrats received their own briefing today. Adam Schiff, Burbank congressmen and chair of the House Intelligence Committee says he doesn't know why the president hasn't said he will get to the bottom of this. I do not understand for a moment why the president isn't saying this to the American people right now and is relying on? I don't know. I haven't heard. I haven't been briefed. That's just
Pompeo Aide Who Pushed Saudi Arms Sale Said to Have Pressured Inspector General
"The state department's independent watchdog whom president Donald Trump fired says top department officials tried to bully him in his office and the ending a probe into the administration's Saudi Arabia's arm deal both inspector general Steve linac former inspector general Steve Lim told congressional investigators last week the two officials tried to stop the inquiry that's according to a transcript of Lennix testimony that Democrats made public today the Saudi arms deal was controversial because secretary of state Mike Pompeii invective the rarely used emergency declaration to approve it over the objections of Congress Lennix said lawmakers asked that his office review the matter in the transcript Lennix says when he was fired he was probing five separate claims of wrongdoing by the state department today secretary of state Pompeo dismissed linac as a bad actor Steve when it was a bad actor in the Spektr general office here he he didn't take on the mission of the state department to make us better that's what inspector generals are supposed to do they work for the agency had that's me and they're supposed to deliver and help make that organization better it's not what Mr clinic in when it is one of several independent watchdogs that the trump administration has purged from its executive officers since April trump was also booted inspectors general at the health and Human Services agency depending on the intelligence committee and the transportation
Justice Department drops probes into 3 senators' stock sales
"The justice department drops his investigation into stock sales of three senators let's get more from Steve Dorsey the senators made the stock sales before the pandemic tanked financial markets and prompted the probe investigation apparently is continuing however into Republican senator Richard Burr's stock trades around the same time he has temporarily stepped down from his chairmanship of the intelligence committee among the Democrats that were initially being investigated senator Dianne
US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting probes of stock trades by three US senators have been closed justice department investigations of stock trading by three members of the U. S. Senate shortly before the corona virus pandemic sent markets tumbling have been closed senators Dianne Feinstein of California Kelli Leffler of Georgia and Jim in Hoff of Oklahoma are no longer under investigation according to people familiar with notifications sent to the senators there was no word about senator Richard Burr of North Carolina Senate record show between late January and mid February and his wife sold between roughly six hundred thousand dollars and one point seven million dollars in more than thirty transactions has temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee might cross yet Washington
Senate speeds up confirmation vote for intelligence director
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate will vote Thursday on the nominee for director of national intelligence the Senate will vote Thursday on the nomination of representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence right click for Republican from Texas would replace Dan coats who left in August after being fired by president Donald Trump it's been a roller coaster ride for Radcliffe to this point originally nominated by trump last summer he withdrew after some Senate Republicans raised concerns about his experience trump then dominated Radcliffe again in February the Senate intelligence committee approved Radcliffe nomination Tuesday on an eight seven party line vote according to a committee aide Mike Crossey out Washington
Miami - Florida’s Marco Rubio Named Acting Chair Of Senate Intelligence Committee
"Senator Marco Rubio taking over the Senate intelligence committee Brian shook with details Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Florida Republican will serve as acting chairman and Richard Burr's absence north Carolina's per stepped down last week while the feds investigate his stock trades ahead of the
Rubio tapped as acting chairman of Senate Intel Committee
"By the way news on Capitol Hill that senator Marco Rubio will temporarily serve as the chair of the Senate intelligence committee that announcement from Republican leader Mitch McConnell the four Republicans appointment as the interim chair follows news last week that senator Richard Burr was going to step down as he faces an FBI investigation into allegations of insider stock
Richard Burr stepping down as Senate Intel Chair pending investigation
"The Senate North Carolina senator Richard Burr stepped down this week as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee amid an FBI probe into his stock transactions just before the pandemic how worried are Republicans about this and is it in any way factoring into some of the broader concerns among the GOP that we've been hearing about it reflecting on whether they can maintain their Senate majority after the November elections Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is very worried about controlling the Senate they have a slight majority now there twenty three seats they have to defend on the Republican side against twelve on the democratic side so the deck is stacked for Democrats to possibly win back the Senate I think the Democrats right now are slight favorites to win back the upper chamber this Bernews I'm really stunned Republicans they did not see that bar was gonna step aside as intelligence committee chaired even Democrats like Chuck Schumer we're not calling for that but that shows yeah Mitch McConnell is worried Republicans are worried and they wanted to get out ahead of this dori and remember Richard Byrd's up for reelection this year and not up and he's actually in retiring twenty twenty two but we'll see what happens this is investigation this is not good news
Richard Burr: Senate intelligence chief steps down for FBI probe
"Embattled senator Richard Burr is stepping down as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee his decision comes after a dramatic new turn in the federal probe of the North Carolina Republicans personal stock trades here CVS is Japanese North Carolina senator Richard Burr was on the run today from reporters can you explain to us about what happened last night where in this stunning move FBI agents want to burst home last night and seized his cellphone now evidence in a federal investigation of whether the senator used information from confidential briefings on the corona virus when he sold off as much as one point seven million dollars in stocks on February seventh boroughs that the country was better prepared than ever before to deal with the virus six days later he made thirty three individual transactions including hotel stocks which would be hit by the virus his brother in law sold stocks the same day one week later the market plummeted hello Sirius is this for the senator he is in all kinds of trouble he's now struggling not just for his political life but for his liberty for his stress that he is cooperating with the
U.S. Senator Burr steps aside as committee chair as FBI probes stock trades
"Four Republican senator Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping down as chair of the intelligence committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made just ahead of the market plunge sparked by the pandemic the Los Angeles Times the first to report that the FBI served a burger with a search warrant and seized a cell phone last night the justice department has not
Sen. Richard Burr temporarily steps aside as Senate Intelligence chairman, citing FBI probe of his stock trading
"Appears to be a significant escalation into the justice department's investigation into whether North Carolina senator Richard Burr engaged in insider trading F. B. I. obtain the Republican cell phone apparently as part of the probe to determine if Burr broke the law with the well time sales of one point six million dollars in stocks just before the huge pandemic related market declines as a result of the FBI search warrant burst stepped aside today as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee this is a distraction
Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman
"North Carolina senator Richard Burr has stepped down as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee after the F. B. I. served a search warrant for his phone as part of an ongoing insider trading investigation tied to the corona virus pandemic that marks a significant escalation into the justice department's investigation into whether or not Byrd broke the law with a well timed sale of stocks before the corona virus caused markets to plummet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced bers decision to step aside saying he amber had agreed it was in the Senate's best
Feinstein spoke to FBI about her husband's stock trades, handed over documents
"News another major development on the hill today the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee Richard Burr is stepping down from his position after the F. B. I. served a search warrant for his phone as part of an ongoing insider trading investigation tied to the virus pandemic FBI agents showed up at birth home with a warrant yesterday it marks a significant escalation into the justice department's investigation into whether the North Carolina senator broke the law with a well timed sale of stocks before the corona virus cause markets to plummet last month Burr's attorney said the senator followed the law which allows senators to take part in stock a trading based on public information meantime California democratic senator Dianne Feinstein has talked with the FBI about recent stock trades by her husband a spokesman for the senator tells the hill newspaper she voluntarily handed over documents last month the show she had no involvement in her husband's dealings Senate records show Feinstein's husband sold shares of the California biotech company allergy therapeutics back in January and February Allah gene is a cancer therapy company Feinstein told CNN back in March the company is not involved in corona
GOP senator's phone seized in FBI insider trading investigation
"V. yeah a high ranking Republican senator stepping down from a leadership role amid an ongoing investigation into whether he engaged in insider trading Jordan Phelps with more with Carolina Republican Richard Burr is temporarily stepping down as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee while he is under investigation for whether he used insider information to sell off up to one point seven million dollars in stock before the markets began to tumble amid the corona virus pandemic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that he amber agreed it would be in the best interests of the committee for him to step down for the time being the decision comes after federal agencies burst cellphone as part of the ongoing
Burr steps down as intel chairman amid FBI probe into stock sales
"The FBI search warrant on a senator in investigation of stock sales that are linked to the coronavirus yesterday federal agencies to cell phone belonging to the prominent Republican senator Byrd this it's been a crazy story right away this is with him and Kelly Loeffler that'll bring a burst of North Carolina he's the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee turnovers fund agents after they served a search warrant at his residence in the Washington area that's a significant escalation any investigation as to whether or not for violated a law preventing members of Congress from trading on insider information they gleaned from their official work a lot of questions to answer and that
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"I think in this interview where you saw deep frustration and very very light hint of anger and one of them was. We started talking about Fox and the role Fox plays and I think that it's deeply frustrating to chairman shift based on all the work they've done and how serious they think this is so looking ahead to what will almost certainly be a January trial in the Senate. How long you think it'll take well. Republicans are signaling. They WanNa do this as quickly as possible. It seems like trump and McConnell can't get on the same page. They're definitely not the same page. I think what McConnell would like to do is have opening statements from the house managers a series of opening statements from the President's defense team. Whoever that is very soon it's Baloney. Maybe Alan Dershowitz As has been reported which is bizarre. I mean you'll have people hanging Jeffrey Epstein banners from the Senate Gallery but trump general gets what he wants no matter how crazy it is and then I think McConnell will entertain and put on the floor motion to dismiss Which this is a political exercise not a legal exercise but our put this question to you. I view it as after the prosecution is put on its case. According to watching law and order sometimes the defense stands up and motions dismissed because they didn't reach any standard of proof and judges sometimes say okay. You didn't trials over right. We may end up there eventually. I think to chairmanships point. There's going to be several moves. And maybe a trick or two up his sleeve to try and get the actual investigatory material that they haven't been able to get yet and to his point. They actually wrote their report and submitted. All of this with very few documents So there's a lot more out there to get that I suspect will come up in the trial. Yes so again. You know from a strategy point of view McConnell. Any may not have the votes to do a motion to dismiss one of the real dramas in the nineteen ninety. Nine Senate trial was Robert Byrd Senator Byrd from West. Virginia'S MOTION TO DISMISS. He wrote a motion to dismiss. Where right at the end of it said I? I moved to dismiss the charges but the first fourteen pages of it were excoriating Bill Clinton and like in terms that nobody had seen before It was so harsh and the problem was that he a bunch Democrat said. I can't vote for that I. I don't believe those things about the president. I believe he made a stupid mistake and we should give them a longtime out as PRINOS president and punish them but I don't believe he is the character that that bird was describing and it was a lot of back and forth and bird finally in in frustration said fine. I'll take it all out. And he did a straight motion to dismiss it fails and they move forward. Republicans presumably could have the votes to dismiss this pretty quickly and not even take the vote. Now the problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants to reality. Tv. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone to stand up and say. Donald TRUMP NOT GUILTY ARTICLE WANT DONALD TRUMP not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be. Where's Mitch McConnell and where's Donald Trump? I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat a lot from his own caucus daschle from the White House including me publicly. But they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. Mcconnell doesn't care about the Senate he doesn't care about the institution and its role in the country We saw that when he to prive. Barack Obama of his constitutional right to appoint Merrick. Garland what. Mitch McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbents who are in tough races and if he comes to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial and then dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even if that enrages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other Republicans in the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up works as opposed to just two four shots of Red Bull and start screaming the way Doug and Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager. Or you know the White House counsel it's going to be Mitch McConnell's Joe Well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship for sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role in the coming weeks For the trial yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went. Yep sounds good until next week. Thanks Katie thank you for listening to words matter please. Rate and review words matter on Apple. Podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"The Senate intelligence committee sold more than a million dollars in stock in mid February after learning have devastating a Chinese court of virus could beat he had inside information about what could happen to our country which is now happening but he didn't warn the public didn't give a primetime address he didn't go on television to sound the alarm he didn't even disavow an op ed he'd written just ten days before claiming was America was quote better prepared than ever for corona virus didn't do any of those things instead what do you do he dumped his shares and hotel stocks so he wouldn't lose money and then he stayed silent maybe there's an honest explanation for what he did if there is he should share with the rest of us immediately otherwise he must resign from the Senate and face prosecution for insider trading wow batch cook recalls when talking about the chairman the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee yeah I just got real let's go to tea party Lou Barlow good day welcome Hey good morning was sad good morning I'm sure you are outraged by the actions of these Republican senators absolutely not what's the path this past week my husband I've been watching a series on alcohol use and just all the you know the stuff he did and he finally went to Alcatraz for seven years because of tax fraud if we need to get senator Byrd for some financial saying that's just the start if you go back to you okay are you outraged by what Burr and Lefler have done by dumping their stocks are once they were privately owned the corona virus situation surprise me if you if you are you outrage would you be outraged if president Obama did it I am far far far more outraged by what senator burst into the Warner center Feinstein staffers from the Senate intelligence committee has been doing for the last three years what are you outraged by their actions by what they have done the last three years like I say you know what are you outraged by insider trading all information obtained recalls that okay thank you thanks I am far more outraged by the criminal behavior that they have done in the past three years okay you want to talk what has now what else has he done this report with this Republican senator what else is it well you know if you go back to the starting of your showing you ask you know it it says the corruption is so deep and you say madam your manta in charge the last time that the session came up on my nobody's in jail and I started to go to the Senate intelligence what they just did you hung up and you did want to discuss with the Senate intelligence committee has been an issue for a long time there's been staffers yeah but I'm I'm asking about criminality now if you're saying that this guy Richard Burke has been a criminal for three years I still ask the question why is it that the Attorney General has not indicted him he has no executive protection whatsoever he can be indicted like a regular person whenever you look at the department of justice intelligence ages anything they have to put the Senate intelligence committee is not an intelligence agency I'm trying to explain please do IT trump puts in charge has to first be cleared by the Senate intelligence committee do you think trump could put an Attorney General that would send their little **** to jail ain't gonna happen mark Warner he said the top Democrat he was actually actually coordinating with Christopher Steele and a and a Russian name Oleg Deripaska in part of this whole by keeping our let me correct you on one let me correct or something wait a minute you part of what you're going you're going beyond the premise of the staff okay pardon I have not ignored any of it I allow you to call my show and talk about all of it sometimes your points against it I think you're right yeah when you get ridiculous I hang up the phone okay all right so let's talk about where you're inaccurate the president of the United States is able to appoint with out a confirmation because he has already done it and continues to do so Bob was called into rum assignments of number two are the full Senate must vote in order to approve a cabinet appointees but first they go through the Senate intelligence committee and if you have people if you're telling me Republicans saying no you can't miss right now he's only one vote no that's not true that's not true he's only one vote he does not get to override the committee because it because it is corruption across okay so you're telling me that the corrupt committee as you're calling it a corrupt committee that corrupt committee only puts all the corrupt people into the night it would be nice if we had a media that would actually report on that okay so you're telling me that that Attorney General William Barr is corrupt I don't know he hasn't done anything yet okay let's wait a minute you just said that the committee and the process is corrupt and they only put in corrupt people those are the people that put in Attorney General William Barr that means by association to your to your intellectual linear the platform that this is a corrupt person right well they don't have to be crap they have to be just willing to sit on your **** and do nothing what is in that garage if you're supposed to do something and you decide not to do anything because corrupt people put you in power is that not correct you take you take as you gain well he was the taps that we know we're not going to take James will know where I am right here with William Barr the Attorney General of the United States are you telling me Melty part of low key part of the are you telling me that perhaps the Attorney General perhaps may be called out I'm saying perhaps he will do absolutely okay we'll leave it there we'll we'll take your word for it now you're telling me that president trump we need a man who is incapable of doing his job do you think if he said I wanna appoint Rudy Giuliani that would be allowed to go through with you would want to appoint Rudy Giuliani in his condition want to clear out in his condition the man is damn near see now if you look at it if you look at the senator Byrd you say it's been corrupted for you know million half dollars without trade yeah what are you left thank you okay what do you think it does when you're when you're dealing with trillions of dollars under your control how much longer that's what trump is trump is dealing with trillions of dollars on his control trying to break the lobbyists YC appointed corrupt people they because there's only so many is because you have to find out who is not on the payroll really that's how you do it you you appoint corrupt people to figure out who is not corrupt okay because our media for years has what does the media have to do with him aboard the corrupt people you have to find somebody who's going to clean house in Washington he wants but he's appointed corrupt people that's this fall right I'm saying it we have to figure out who's who is legit not a fire help why not fire him dancing now knows he's corrupt if you if you want why not five your Attorney General William Barr says trump knows he's corrupt now we got to put in place to put anybody chooses as an interim he doesn't have the he doesn't have to get Senate approval to put it in the interim Attorney General you think senator Warner wants to go to jail okay all right I appreciate your call ma'am all right talking points you have holes in them I thank you for talking point aha Sean Hannity talking points four zero four nine two two seven zero three reels menorrhagia this is Darius Pattillo district attorney of Henry county and when I want to get real I listen to real talk with Rashad Richey the realist man on radio on news and talk thirteen eighty W. 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"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"The problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants wants a reality TV show. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone on to stand up and say Donald Trump not guilty article want donald trump not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be where's Mitch McConnell and Wears Donald Trump. I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat Lot from his own Caucus Daschle from the White House including me publicly but they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. McConnell doesn't care about this out he doesn't care about the institution in and its role in the country We saw that when he arrived. Barack Obama of his constitutional. Right to appoint Merrick Merrick. Garland what Mitch. McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbent you're in tough races and if he comes was to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial in dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even that Enrages Ages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other than the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier are to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up the works as opposed to just do four shots of red? Ed Boehne starts screaming the way Doug couns Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager or in the White House counsel. It's going to be Mitch McConnell's job well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship. I sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role role in the coming weeks for the trial. Yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went up until next week. Thanks Katie. Thank you for listening to words matter. Please lease rate and review words matter on apple podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"Our guest today is chairman of the House permanent. Select Committee on Intelligence Congressman. C'mon Adam Schiff is in his tenth term representing California's Twenty Eighth Congressional district before that he was a member of the California State Senate where he served as chairman airman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Congressman. Schiff began his career as an assistant. US Attorney in the Central District of California chairmanship. Welcome welcome to words. Matter so Mr Chairman you have served nearly two decades in Congress but before that you were California state Senator and a federal prosecutor which is very high profile public life but in the last year really in the last couple of months your name has become the household name and not just as a political figure but as a cultural one. So can you talk a little bit about what that's been like for you and your family on a daily basis and how that's changed for you certainly you know I find that. I'm a human focus group now wherever I go and particularly airports people are more than willing to give you you their thoughts in a very unfiltered way at airports because they expect they will never see you again most very good that which is negative is very negative. If so I do prompt very strong reactions from people. I also have an appreciation for what a lot of my constituents lives are like because I literally represent Hollywood and and so I now know the phenomenon of being in a restaurant and my wife saying those people are staring at you and these people are staring at you. But I'll tell you my favorite anecdote about me into my sudden. Recognition was walking down the street in New York with my daughter who's in college and I'm wearing blue jeans and a canvas jacket and sunglasses and I don't look anything thing like I do on TV. And I'm Kinda surprised that people are stopping me and she's kind of annoyed because in our family there's only one center of attention and it's her and the last straw was when somebody at an outdoor restaurant asked her to hold their beer while we took a picture together and as we walked away She said what am I now the beer holder and I said Alexa. I'm just shocked that anybody can even recognize me and without missing a beat. She says well you know Dad. It's the the pencil neck. So that's what you get from your own kid but It's called genetic humbling. It is a a good title. Who could stuckey me grounded? And that's good so. The House is currently considering. Two articles of impeachment against President Trump won for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress based on the factual foundations. And the work that your committee did and the House Intelligence Committee's report and in that same team report you also detail Some activity and involvement vice president pence and conclude that he either acted with knowledge or perhaps was an active participant in the factual underpinnings that are being discussed as a part of the impeachment articles. Now do you believe the vice president pence violated his oath of office. Will I believe there's a lot more that we need to learn about. What the vice president new and whatever complicity might have I will say that Jennifer for Williams who worked on his staff works on his staff still On assignment after she testified And during her open testimony said she had a classified submission to make. She has made that submission. We do not think that there is any proper basis to classify of that information. We have asked that the vice president declassify defy it. We think the country should know members of Congress should know and we will continue to pursue that But there are any number of questions that remain unanswered even though the evidence of the presence abuse of power is overwhelming. We still have questions about How much the vice president may have been evolved? How much the secretary of state was involved we do know from the few documents? Were able to get not from the State Department. which has given us zero but Gordon Sunlen came into his testimony with documents showing that yes everyone was in the loop including the Secretary of State and obviously there are those that are really at the epicenter like Mick Mulvaney you who have refused to testify? And of course the entire agency of the and the White House and the State Department and Defense Department have all refused or document requests so we continue the investigation even as we move forward the articles so in the Nixon impeachment. The question was what did the president no one did. He know it in this case with the president we know what he knew. And when you because he told us in the transcript but is that a legitimate question for the vice president it is legitimate question for the vice president and the point you make Joe I thought was so powerfully made by Swale well during the hearing I was particularly struck by something as I watched just a replay of the president and the White House lawn when he was asked. What did you hope for when you ask Dolinsky that favor on July twenty fifth call and it it was really questioned because of course we didn't have the call record until months later was a question about what did he want when he asks Alinsky for that favor but the present and answered it in the present tense and made it abundantly clear that he is still asking you to do these investigations as the president said it's a very simple answer and that very simple answer is essentially the president is still trying to get foreign interference in our next election? Which is why we felt that? So imperative to move forward with these these articles because the usual remedy for a bad precedent. Voting amount of office doesn't work when the president destroyed to cheat in that very election. So there's some in the media who think and have talked about on? TV about how. Somehow these hearings didn't capture America's attention he's worked for the NFL and at the Super Bowl. We always knew we couldn't guarantee that game we always knew about halftime So my last serious question is did you think about maybe bringing lady Gaga for the recesses. More serious question is looking back. Do you think there's some way you might have done it differently or is this. Just say a methodical thing that over time the public public will get. Well I would say a couple of things. First that the investigation really did move people and very substantially it all depends on where you put the starting point when we began our investigation when we began the depositions when witnesses began to release their testimony they're written statements in those depositions at the beginning of that process. The country was substantial against even doing impeachment investigation fifty five to sixty percent of the country. I thought there shouldn't even be an impeachment. Investigation three months later avow. Those numbers have completely flipped. There had never prior to this investigation. A majority of Americans who I believe that not only should there be investigation but the president should be impeached and removed from office. There is now a narrow majority that believes that to be true. There has been I think a settling in of that movement towards impeachment. And what we have seen is that those that have been paying. The closest attention have been. Those was that have moved most substantially towards impeachment. But there is a group albeit Not a large group but probably about fifteen percent of the public. It has not been paying close attention to this because they're just trying to get by like a great many people. Here's American families are just trying to put food on the table and provide for their family and they can't you know Ford to stay home all day and watch a hearing. It is my hope that we can make the case to those that have not been paying close attention that they have every every right indeed they have every need to expect from president nited states that they put the interests of the country ahead of any personal interest that they're not abused their office to interfere to seek to cheat in an election and furthermore that the Congress must provide a check on any precedent precedent by doing its oversight work and if a president refuses to allow Congress in Equal Branch coequal branch to do that oversight that is important independent basis for that presence removal so I think one of the going to that point one of the underappreciated parts of this is not who has testified but who has not all the people with the first hand knowledge. What went on if you ran the world and could compel one person involved in this with the exception one of the president? Who would you like to put under oath and ask all of these questions off? Well that's a good question. I don't know that I could identify a top choice But I would say that if articles are returned in the House as I expect that they will be there may be an opportunity in a Senate trial to hear from from witnesses that have been unwilling to come forward and perhaps even more substantially We may finally get the documents that the president has ordered not be provided to Congress It is going to be very difficult. I think for senators to oppose a subpoena for documents. they would have to essentially say we're not interested in seeing the evidence so we may finally get the documents administration been withholding. I can't say that for sure. We may finally have access to some of these witnesses and I certainly think that John Bolton has very relevant testimony and people like Mick Mulvaney very relative have testimony and others as well now Mitch. McConnell is going to have a lot of say in what the Senate try looks like. And whether it's a credible trial or whether it's an attempt to whitewash in the president's percents favor but if the senators uphold their obligations to faithfully execute the laws themselves and their constitutional duties to get these soot witnesses and documents that the administration has made such an effort to stonewall if there is a trial in the Senate you very well may baby house manager in that trial. This is certainly not the first case you've prosecuted. Would you consider you mention John. Bolton and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney We talk about Jennifer Williams. Would you also consider are calling the vice president himself. I don't want to first of all the way up. The speaker who the house managers are so i. I don't want to predict that. I do think whoever the managers are they will want to seek additional documents and testimony. There's a big question about How Mitch McConnell is going to structure these proceedings? And whether he's going allow witnesses and and what kind of witnesses and how the senators are going to be prepared to vote. Are they going to be prepared to vote to hear the evidence or or not. Are they going to try to bring an extraneous issues so it's very difficult to predict and You know I don't want to prejudice. What the managers may ultimately ask in terms of witnesses and documents but the extraordinary thing about the investigation that we were able to do? Thus far is a complex white collar criminal case Jason. This is very much like a complex white collar. Criminal case is generally a very document driven. Enterprise we you've made this case with almost no documents now. We did get a batch of documents from Volcker on the process and we got a smattering of documents documents. Here and there from people like Bass Onlin but given that we've just seen a fraction of the documents and how incriminating those documents have been there. There is a wealth of other information that the White House does not want the Congress to the American people to see And so the question that really will hang over. The trial is will the American people in the Congress. Be Able to see this important evidence or will McConnell tried to keep it from the public. My Day job is is working as a a white collar defense attorney so I have spent much of my time steeped in documents the type of which you talk about so I certainly understand the challenge of making a case without the documents but let me take you back in time for a minute and talk about How we got here in a Republican talking point at the moment in two thousand three? You voted in favor of the invasion of Iraq. And then later you were asked if you regretted that decision and you said absolutely unfortunately our intelligence was dead wrong on that one of the Republican talking points on impeachment is that despite the unanimous conclusion of the US intelligence committee that it was Russia that interfered in the two thousand sixteen election that it was in fact Ukraine and the intelligence community is just wrong. So how do you respond to Republicans who say well if our intelligence could be dead wrong on Iraq. Then why can't it be dead wrong on a Russia Ukraine and the two thousand sixteen election. I've actually never overheard Republicans make that argument That the intelligence could just dead wrong. They don't they simply say we're entitled to our own. Alternate alternate facts. That's really the argument that they're making that maybe the intelligence community is right but why couldn't be Ukraine to now never mind. There's no evidence of of that. We would like to put that out there anyway and the the amazing thing about this that the terrible thing.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And begs for a big win in a republican state and once again the Republican Donald Trump campaign for loses this time in Louisiana but this time Donald trump actually did something something after that loss that we've never seen him do before hey MSNBC listeners. It's it's made Chuck Rosenberg this week. On the oath I sit down with Roberta Jacobson the former United States ambassador to Mexico on a day to day basis Canada and Mexico Co Affect more citizens of the United States than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Roberta Jacobson has spent her professional life in service to the United States. In her case case by advancing its interests abroad responsible for the operation of the US embassy in Mexico and for the crucial relationship with our large and vibrant neighbor to to the south. It's very much bringing America to the world and bringing the world back to America. Please join me for that conversation with. Roberta Jacobson the former former United States ambassador to Mexico. That's this week on. MSNBC's the oath available now wherever you get your podcasts. President trump was mysteriously rushed to Walter Reed Military Hospital on Saturday afternoon. Louisiana was voting for their next governor. Donald Trump went to Louisiana three times the last month to campaign for the Republican candidate for governor and in his final argument to Louisiana voters. Donald trump was reduced to begging taking in Kentucky. We elected everybody and the headlines next day trump took loss lift him up. So trump tacoma. So you gotTa give me the big wind please. Okay okay. Louisiana did not give him a big win when the votes were counted. On Saturday night Louisiana voted to re elect their democratic governor. John Bel Edwards. We had no idea Saturday night whether Donald Trump even knew this us whether he knew he suffered another election defeat in another governors election and another otherwise republican state and we had no idea whether he knew it the next day because Donald Trump has been seen by no one since he was taken to the hospital for a few hours on Saturday. The White House press secretary who has never held a White House press briefing and has been caught not telling the truth about many things. Says the president is just fine and today although the president remained invisible he did make a proof of life. Phone call to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards an uncharacteristically offered his congratulations to the latest Democrat to run against trumpism and win. Jared Kushner now is Jim Messina. CEO of the Messina Group. He was the deputy chief of staff for President Obama from from two thousand nine to two thousand eleven and campaign manager for President Obama's reelection campaign in two thousand twelve. Jim Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Really eager since on Saturday night to get your read of what happened in Louisiana for Donald Trump on Saturday. Well a couple of really interesting things. First of all Democratic turnout was through the roof in New Orleans up twenty nine percent over the primary And second in the two Congressional districts of Donald Trump visited did the Democrats actually did better from the primary to the General Governor. Did better in those two places at Donald Trump visited meeting a couple of things Lawrence one. Donald Trump continues to drive democratic turnout to. He probably did help his candidate with their own turnout. But these swing voters are actually deciding. These elections are are moving away from Donald trump in record numbers. I mean Louisiana is a state that Donald Trump carry by twenty points. Kentucky's state we're Democrats or so you were president trump carried carried by almost thirty points. And yet you're seeing big democratic turnout and then swing. Voters moved to the Democrats in ways that we haven't seen in a very long time Lawrence so jim there's an interesting phenomenon here in what you're identifying what these trump visits and it reminds me of when I was working in the Senate for a northeastern liberal senator he I would say to other Democratic senators in more conservative states outcome and campaign for you or I'll stay away. Whichever will help you the most I? Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand that it's possible that staying away could be the best thing he could do for Republican candidate because because Lawrence it's always about Donald trump right. This is never been about anyone but him and he loves his rallies. He loves seeing his people and he has a great time. But you know over and over again. He is driving independence and Democrats to the polls to send him very loud message and his candidates are getting being slaughtered. You remember in two thousand eight when the Obama campaign announced. We're going to compete in Virginia. And everyone said you can't carry Virginia. You'll never win we now I WANNA twice you. Look at the turnout. Numbers in Virginia for for Republicans and they are the worst we have seen in a generation and then on the the other side. Democratic turnout is huge. Young voters eighteen to twenty nine turn out in Virginia in the most recent election was up three hundred percent and it's not all because we have amazing. Democratic candidates is in part because of the country wants to get rid of Donald Trump and they're sending that message over and over again in local elections elections across this country. Jim Messina. Please stay with US across this commercial break because we've just been handed a statement a new statement from the White House from the president's and doctor and as a White House veteran. I just WANNA get your interpretation of what might be going on with the President and the President Dr. We'll be right back. The White House has just released a note from the president's doctor and it's from Dr Shawn Conley and it says that the president was treated on Saturday for a routine planned interim checkup. As part of the regular primary preventive care he receives leaves throughout the year he end after apparently watching CNN tonight where they had a doctor David Scheiner on. Who Was Barack Obama's is physician in Chicago? Before Barack Obama became president David China referred to the possibility that the president had a cardiac issue or even a neurological issue. This this is a direct response to that This letter says this note says the president has not had any chest pain nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent agent or acute issues specifically he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic. Evaluations a Jim Messina Xena is back with us. He is a former deputy chief of staff and the Obama White House. Jamuna how presidents are deal with doctors and deal with physical exams. The how does this all read to you Not Great Lawrence. You know one of the reasons why I love your show is. You're very careful about words and if you look at the statement they said routine routine planned visit and that one sentence later said because a scheduling a regularities. We did this. We wanted it all to be off the record. You can't To have both of those things be true and if it was a routine plan thing you'd never do it at Walter Reed. You would have done all that stuff at the White House facilities which are state of the art an amazing If it was just routine stuff you never would've taken him out. And if you're GONNA take him for a routine visit to Walter Reed. You would have announced that you had had a bunch Would have had a photo with the troops. She would have done a bunch of things that are regular to do the second problem Lawrence is. This is the problem when you have a White House lies lies about everything is you can't believe about anything I mean. As you know during the campaign they trotted out his personal doctor to issue a statement with which we later no was written by trump himself and it was completely garbage and then we had the famous. Ronnie Jackson press conferencing. He was the healthiest president of all time when clearly. That's not true. So you just have an absolute sense at all of this is lying and when you trot out a ten PM memo from a doctor are you know that there are likely worried about something and the problem. The problem is the truth is probably that there's something nefarious going on and German quickly before we go. There's is the additional element of we have not seen the president. And when this kind of controversy erupts one of the very first things I would think you would do is say. Let's get the President On-camera let's show him. Let's show that he's doing just fine and that's something. Donald Trump inviting in the cameras is something. They do all the time but not since he's gone to the hospital title favorite thing in the world him being on TV is what he loves more than breathing. So the easiest thing would be to trot him out you know at the White House and do a quick anything would be easy. And why didn't they do that. And you know when you start having unnamed doctors trying to cover something up you start to wonder under what's going on in the White House again Jim Messina. Thank you very much for joining us with your expert opinion on this and other matters appreciate it and when we come back back Donald trump could be facing punishment for apparently lying to special prosecutor. Robert Muller that may.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The president's former lawyer may have no choice, but to appear before congress after all today. Michael Cohen was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee sometime next month before he reports to prison in early March cone postponed to schedule voluntary parents before the house oversight committee next month citing threats to his family from the president Rudy Giuliani. Cohen's lawyer confirmed the subpoena was issued and says Cohen intends to comply with it just before air. I spoke with congressman Eric swallow is a democratic California and a member of the house intelligence engine, Sherry committees. Congressman swallow will Adam Schiff who's the chairman of your committee said today, he's also prepared to subpoena. Michael Cohen now, if he does in the house oversight committee does as well that would be three committees Cohen would be legally required to testify in front of some might see that as excessive is it. Well, Michael Cohen, testified to the house intelligence committee and lied. That's why he's in part going to jail. So I think we have reason to have him give us a come clean account of what really happened now other committees have other jurisdictions, but we want to get a full account of just exactly what he was protecting for the president. Why he lied and then what did candidate Trump no about a Russian efforts to build a Trump Tower? It worked with the Trump organization to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and also Russia's efforts to help the Trump campaign during the two thousand sixteen election Cohen and his people have obviously raised security concerns. I mean, it's not really the job of congress to provide security. But is there any way your committee can address Coen's concerns for his family safety or even for his safety from any kind of retaliation? I think this is something that we should this is an extraordinary circumstance. So we should of course, consider it as a former prosecutor, I can tell you that it's very likely that the molar team is also working to protect him because they may need his testimony. But if I could address Michael Cohen, I I would tell him is someone who's talked to witnesses who have broken away from gangs before one you have to protect yourself as well. So you have to be smart about that. You know in two you've already done the hard part. You've come forward you've broken away. You've given your account don't allow a paper tiger to bully you. And also, the the message that you send to other witnesses with your courage can be very helpful in an investigation. Davis. Coen's adviser call today for President Trump to to be censured by congress for witness tampering. G you consider what the president has said about Cohen to be witness tampering. And would you support a central vote? I think he is intending to keep Michael Cohen from coming in at this point. I think because we are waiting for the Muller report. We're doing our own investigations with respect to obstruction of Justice. And and collusion. I don't think we need to every time. There's breaking news, you know, have a censure vote. But I think there is going to be a day of reckoning for this president and what he has done with the Russians and obstructing the rule of law in this country. I want to ask you about Giuliani as well where there have been certainly a lot of shifting stories about a lot of different things from Giuliani this week. He told the Washington Post about that. He said there is a strategy. The strategy will become a parent. There have been these objections in the past. It's become obvious somewhat thereafter, you have to be patient. Does that make sense to you? Do you believe there's a strategy? Here. Actually, I believe what they are trying to do is to just kind of throw anything against the wall and see what sticks and create confusion because they're also fighting a political battle in addition to legal battles. But you know, you have to step back and ask you why would the president not want Michael Cohen to testify? Why would Rudy Giuliani wanna create confusion to me? It's because they want to protect the underlying questions, which is did the president have knowledge of what the Russians were doing was he seeking business deals while he was running for president. And did he obstruct and try and shut down lawful. Investigations innocent people don't act the way that the president and his lawyer are acting, and I think that's that can't be missed here. Just finally your community..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"And the Washington Post a simile the Justice department is held up or oppose the merger of the parent of CNN is this driven by what would be and completely atypical of you of antitrust by this current Justice department, or is this an effort to punish an I think we ought to find out, but that won't be with an arc minister diction it will be within one of the other committees. And they will have to decide is that as important an issue as any number of other things that are equally meritorious. So that's what I mean you could. Easily come up with a long list of things that we ought to be concerned about in a normal administration would be worthy of an intensive investigation. But because of the the complete dearth of oversight of the last two years as well as just how scandal plagued this ministration is it means we won't be able to do everything. One of the things, you know, people forget this in the current environment. But the house intelligence committee, first and foremost is not an investigative entity. It's first and foremost policy and oversight Anne, and I'm would be derelict in my law, fair responsibilities. If I didn't ask you about your policy priorities with respect to the normal business of the house intelligence committee over the next couple of years. Well, and let me give you an illustration. And we always conducted investigations, you're right. We're not typically viewed as investigative body, but you know, some years ago we conducted under Rogers groupers burger investigation of while way. Z T. E were these Chinese firms a threat to us from a counterintelligence point of view semi one issue that I'm greatly concerned in which we're going to be continuing to investigate is whether we have serious supply chain concerns with technologies that we are purchasing from China. And does that call for us to take a far more aggressive steps to create our own independent supply chain as it reached that level because that would be a rather mammoth policy decision where we make and what's your instinct on that is is the is your working hypothesis that? Yeah, we're at that point where we need to seriously consider that or is this a sort of more defensive wanna make sure we're keeping track of the situation. But your instinct is that we're not at that point yet. Well, my instinct is that we may very well get to that point. If we're not there now that just as. As we have been reliant on the Russians to get us to the space station, we are increasingly reliant on Chinese firms to make components that could be used against us. And that's a rather enormous undertaking. If we're going to do what's necessary to limit that reliance. So it's not something that you do without a thorough throw investigation. But that is the kind of issue that traditionally our committee has looked into that we'll continue to look into we've also done vested work about problems that have rear their head at this particular element of the icy or another or concerns we've had about covert action programs, and so all of those areas some you could characterize Moore's oversight. But some of them are just downright. Investigatory wanna ask you a political question? One of the features of the mid terms that has garnered a lot of commentary is the sort. Of rise of a large faction of much more progressive Democrats, we have just seen a Republican caucus that went to war against the intelligence community the movement in the United States that is traditionally associated with real suspicions of the intelligence community. At least in modern times has been the political left. And so I'm interested in your thoughts on this new group of progressive left Democrats coming in in a environment in which it is a typically the Democratic Party that is sort of standing as the defenders of the intelligence community and federal law enforcement. I it's a weird integration. I and I'm interested in your thoughts. As to are we at a moment in which the left and the intelligence community and law enforcement communities have more to talk about than they used. Two or is this a situation in which we've seen the right after the I see in the end the law enforcement world, and we're gonna see some real tensions emerge..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And and the most sensitive one of course is is the the mueller investigation into donald trump and and they would they would they would like to shut that down i mean there tells me that they're very much afraid i that that the house intelligence committee is a disgrace at least the republican faction of the house intelligence committee the house intelligence committee closed its investigation into possible collusion or interference by the russians and the trump campaign and the the twenty sixteen elections the house intelligence committee controlled by republicans and trump is out there bragging about it saying he feels very vindicated he he knew all along that there was no collusion and now he's been proven right because of the house intelligence committee and their report well that that's the republicans who issued that report they had the votes to shut down the investigation and they shut it down and the democrat said wait a minute this is a sham this is misleading this report on by no means when the our investigation by no means vindicated anybody you had key witnesses that you didn't even bother to interview i mean papadopoulos for one thing they never interviewed popadopoulos he's the guy that started this thing by talking about russians contacting him for saying that they wanted to they had some dirt and they didn't interview him and they didn't interview michael flynn and the democrats are saying what a shame what a sham you didn't even bother and you and now you release a report that that i mean you had you had the chairman of the house intelligence committee making a midnight run over to the white house remember that and meeting with trump and coming back and saying you had secret information and now they've closed the investigation the house intelligence committee and said we didn't find anything i wish we had congressman quigley here i'd love to hear his version he's a democrat from chicago and he's on the house intelligence committee and that the democrats have issued their own report and they have just slammed this action by that by the committee by the committee leaders it's just it's a sham it's phony and here they are releasing this this is this is the house now and at the same time the senate intelligence committee or investigating committee they're still going and they're doing it in a bipartisan way they're still going oh but the house members.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WWL
"The russian russians effort to get into state election systems that's a crucial part of it then they'll be something on what the what the russians did in the election generally the hardest part in the most contentious part frankly as is the final piece which is as you suggest to talk about connections between the trump campaign and officials surrounding the president with uh with foreign entities leading up to the election and after do you have any reason to believe that the trump administration has made any policy decisions based on a personal financial issue for either mr kushner or mr trump i i have no reason to believe that but i i i'm not prepared to comment on at one way or the other i gotta ask you about your friends on the house side of things i know it's been reported that senators burn warner went speaker ryan about the behaviour apparently about the behaviour of the house intelligence committee and something that may have leaked out from the republican side about senator warner how bad is the relationship between the senate intelligence committee in the house intelligence committee well i would say there's not much of a relationship at this point to tell you the truth uh we're trying to just continue on on a bipartisan basis you'll notice there haven't been all the memos encounter memos and that kind of thing and and there really isn't that much of a relationship but we're only a couple of hundred yards apart but uh uh it's it's a it's worlds apart in terms of the way we've approach that i'm curious which you think of tom rooney's comment republican from florida he's on the intel house intel he said this he goes hey i want this house investigation to end because we have gone off the rails of being able to objectively do our job do you agree that the house intelligence committee is off the rails and they can't do their job anymore well i thought that.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Memo from the house intelligence committee you remember that on friday a memo from the committee's republican chair devon unita's was released to the public and it alleged that the fbi improperly used it surveillance a three so last night the house intelligence committee voted to declassify a secret democratic counter memo president trump will decide if that should be made public to hear to walk us through the memos i shout rain gop i she's a former fbi special agent an utter thanks for being with us thanks for having me let's start with a memo that we've seen republicans say that memo the nunez memo proves that the fbi used unsubstantiated opposition research to secure a faisal worth to spy and a member of the trump campaign thus illustrating as they say that the fbi is biased against president trump do you think the noon as memo showed that it did not showed that in fact i believe that nunez at this point has actually admitted that there was a footnote in the eyes application that did disclose that whatever material was used from the steel dossier was funded by political operatives so there was a disclosure that's the main but the bigger picture is that fis applications are incredibly lengthy they come at a stage of an investigation so there already investigation open it's called a full investigation the most serious kind of investigation in the fbi you have to have articulate will faxed to open one and you say sacks you have to have facts which which implies that they couldn't have used the steel dossier in and of itself as a justification as a predicate to get a faisal born to end subsequent fis warrants after them right to the facts you need the fact to open the full investigation then you conduct the investigation which will include all kinds of investigative techniques like you know physical surveillance will get record you might get source reporting from other places at some point you built up enough probable cause to then put together a fis the application and you will put together the evidence that you've gathered to present the probable cause that says yes this person is acting on behalf of foreign power and for us person you actually if to show that they're doing so knowingly uh but we know that he was approached in 2013 by.
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"The house intelligence committee you remember that on friday a memo from the committee's republican chair devon noon was released to the public and it alleged that the fbi improperly used its surveillance a three so last night the house intelligence committee voted to declassify a secret democratic counter memo president trump will decide if that should be made public to hear to walk through the memos i'll show rain gop i she's a former fbi special agent osher thanks for being with us thanks for having me let's start with the memo that we've seen republicans say that mammal the nunez memo proves that the fbi used unsubstantiated opposition research to secure a faisal worth to spy and a member of the trump campaign thus illustrating as they say that the fbi is biased against president trump do you think the nunez memo showed that it did not showed that in fact i believe that nunez at this point has actually admitted that there was a footnote in the fis application that did disclose that whatever material was used from the steel dossier was funded by political operatives so there was a disclosure that main but the bigger picture is that fis applications are incredibly lengthy they come at a stage of an investigation so there is already investigation open it's called a full investigation the most serious kind of investigation and the fbi you have to have articulate faxed to open one and you say sacks you have to have facts who which which implies that they couldn't have used the steel dossier in and of itself as a justify caytion as a predicated to get a faisal boards and subsequent fis words after that right to the facts you need the facts to open the full investigation then you conduct the investigation which will include all kinds of investigative techniques like you know physical surveillance you'll get record you might get source reporting from other places at some point you built up enough probable cause to then put together a fis that application and you will put together the evidence that you've gathered to present the probable cause that says yes this person is acting on behalf of foreign power and for us person you actually if to show that they're doing so knowingly uh but we know that he was approached in 2013 by the fbi carter pay demand carter in this whole thing with the un that was what i too he was warned that he was being recruited by.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Le Show
"And he's on meet the press this weekend to uh again talkin in dark terms about the apple and it at we would acquire to quote a um a movie unfamiliar with the ball misquoted to misquote too much blood he perspective to remember there was just four years ago the john brennan than the uh head of the cia and belief at the time lied to the senate to the senate intelligence committee he talked this uh this on this on meet the press appearance about the wholesale violation of norms and protocols involved in the newness led devin nunes led republican majority on the senate and the house intelligence committee issuing this memo talk about norms and protocols what was john brennan lying about four years ago the cia upset that the majority on the senate intelligence committee at that time democrat was preparing to issue a report on the secret torture regime of the cia during the bush administration the cia had broken into the computers of members of the staff of the senate intelligence committee and he lie he denied that that happened and us several members of the intelligence committee several democrats called for his resignation at when the uh fight first happened diane feinstein who was then chairman of the intelligence committee said the cia may have violated the us constitution john brennan said her claims were quote beyond the scope of reason so the um the nature of the rhetoric is not new.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KELO
"That we engage in these partisan attacks we engage in what i think is trench warfare in washington in which both parties stay in their trenches pro grenades at one another and fail to govern and i think that's why the american people are angry and frustrated very frankly it's because they look at washington and see that a doesn't work and that concerns us all but i guess the point is this dead as a democrat you probably thought that bill clinton was being hounded by and inspectors vera like the special counsel who support donald trump may feel the same thing about the special all investigation of help i understand that i understand how presidents can have that feeling that somehow you know there are people out there that are trying to get him no matter what they try to do i understand that but i think they also need to understand whether they're democrats or republicans that we have an obligation in this country to find the truth and to establish what the truth this and when you try to avoid the truth ultimately it is going to come out we are going to find out what happened here with the russians we're going to find out whether or not there was collusion in ball we'll find that out and to try to pretend that somehow we can avoid that i think it's only fooling yourself let's talk about the practical effect of what happened this week from your long experience the partisan blake inside the house intelligence committee and that worries me because it damages frankly an institution that is critical to our national security the house intelligence committee just like the senate intelligence committee was established in order to provide bipartisan oversight of very highly sensitive and classified intelligence information to make sure that our intelligence agencies law enforcement agencies were doing what is necessary to do but pursuant to our constitution and to the rule of law when my partisanship breaks down and way intelligent starts to be used on a partisan basis to score political points i think that really undermines the way the intelligence committee is supposed to function and it's going to hurt our ability to be able to have the kind of oversight we need in our democracy the finds a process to.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Now republicans on the house intelligence committee voted dramatically last week that they would make this memo this damning memo available to all members of the house now that's surprised democrats on the intelligence committee who didn't even know this memo existed but this is now led to a huge right wing campaign to demand that this memo be declassified and released to the public again to be clear this is just a memo written by house republicans it's not like it's a secret justice department document that's been unearthed through incredible detective work it's not like of something that has been prised out of the fbi and now must see the light of day this is something house republicans wrote themselves and now they've created a campaign saying it must be released this thing we wrote ourselves but this release the memo cause has become a leading cause of russian bahts and trolls online hashtag release the memo has gone around many hundreds of thousands of times in the past few days whatever it is the house republicans are trying to ginned up with this memo that they wrote the russian bots online are doing everything they can to help is weird that released the memo is both a rallying cry for republicans and for russians online the secret republican group seemingly wants everybody to see their memo attacking the fbi with one exception i should tell you they are not showing this imperial to the fbi the fbi has reportedly asked for nunez for a copy quote in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The way i'm just curious have he was receiving email on his private server let me continue he later made his way back to hong kong after being questioned by fbi agents in 2013 it's unclear why mr lead decided a risk arrest by coming to the united states this month in the bucks the agents found mr lead written down details about meetings between cia informants and undercover agents as well as their real names and phone numbers according to court papers prosecutors said material in the bucks reflected the same information containing classified cables that mr lee at written while at the agency in the story goes on this is really quite horrific because patriots heroes people who are assisting the united states were executed some of them are now in gulags being tortured now here's my question i have a lot of questions tonight here's my question do we have a senate intelligence committee two of the house intelligence committee what is the main focus of these committees the president of the united states there is no collusion whatsoever and yet how many man hours she's me how many people hours how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee and has the house intelligence committee spent on investigating the president of the united states and the phony collusion issue moreover how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee spent investigating this how many people hours has the house intelligence committee spent investigating this this is an enormous problem for the united states china listen to me china is our enemy china is our enemy they are stealing our technology there are stealing our weapons technology they're stealing everything they can from us it's not that this is such a great society that they developed these things on their own and they're executing our informants and the best the united states damn congress can dose investigate the president for a phony issue day after day week after week montclair them out pretty bad don't you think but that's not all we have from the chinese government politica not politico is a left wing cook website except every now and then there is a worthwhile store i don't know what happens it slips by the editor i guess justice so much slips by the editor at the.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"You have a private server by the way i'm just curious have he was receiving email on his private server let me continue he later made his way back to hong kong after being questioned by fbi agents in 2013 it's unclear why mr lead decided the risk arrest by coming to the united states this month the the bucks the agents found mr lead written down details about meetings between cia informants and undercover agents as well as their real names and phone numbers according to court papers prosecutors said material in the bucks reflected the same information containing classified cables that mr lee at written while at the agency in the story goes on this is really quite horrific because patriots heroes people who are assisting the united states were executed some of them are now in gulags being tortured a here's my question i have a lot of questions tonight here's my question do we have a senate intelligence committee you have a house intelligence committee what is the main focus of these committees the president of the united states there is no collusion whatsoever and yet how many man hours excuse me how many people hours how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee and has the house intelligence committee spent one investigating the president of the united states and the phony collusion issue moreover how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee spent investigating this how many people hours has the house intelligence committee spent investigating this this is an enormous problem for the united state china listen to me china is our enemy china is our enemy they are stealing our technology there stealing our weapons technology they're stealing everything they can from us it's not that this is such a great society that they developed these things on their own and they are executing our informants and they're best the united states damn congress can dose investigate the president for our foley issue day after day week after week month after month pretty bad don't you think but that's not all we have from the chinese government politica not politico is a left wing cook website except every now and then there's a worthwhile store i don't know what happens it's slips by the editor i guess justice so much slips by the editor at the weekly standard to make it a subpar magazine in my humble opinion case in point andrew fergusson nonetheless back the politico how china.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Adam this is extraordinary reporting is your reporting explained to viewers why it's so significant but i think he really need to understand that when when colmey spoke to the senate intelligence committee last week he hid heat assured a he explained how he had assured trump that he wasn't being investigated personally and so what we've learned here is that in fact there was a change within the fbi and and they were investigating him for a for potential obstruction and what we learned is also that there were a series of interviews that the special council had arranged with top intelligence officials potentially as part of that investigation and based on your reporting that change came about as i understand it because of the firing of komen right and uh you know obviously colmey testified that that was his intention in leaking the memos detailing his communications with the president and so you know it's it's what we learned is actually get this this decision to open this file if you will on on trump was made actually before the special council is actually named which is just just a few days later but i mean for president trump the irony is his own actions are in firing colmey actually lead to then this evolution which i mean no elder led to the special council but it also then led to the special council according to your reporting now investigating him for obstruction right i mean when you when you think about it you know when when colmey in when in his first meeting with the then president elect trump he he assures trump that he's not the target that he's not a targeted the investigation that's underway he's trying to reassure him.